When a tooth is damaged or infected, it’s important to do everything we can to prevent further problems down the line. When you see the experts at Brooklawn Dental Associates, we will place dental crowns over your teeth or dental implants to provide the protection your need for a healthy smile.
Dental crowns are often referred to as caps because that’s basically what they are. They are protective caps that fit snuggly right over your tooth or implant. They provide exactly what you need for full function while looking and feeling completely natural. Before placing a crown over a natural tooth, the dentist will shave down a portion of it to create a sturdy foundation.
Once the crown has been fabricated, the dentist will position it over the tooth and cement it in place. There should be no shifting or movement by the time you leave the office.
Crowns can be used for various types of treatments. On their own, crowns are often the perfect solution for cracks or broken teeth, but they can even be paired with other procedures.
Root canals involve the removal of the tooth’s dental pulp after it’s been infected. To protect the tooth from further infection, we’ll place a crown over the affected tooth.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that stimulates the jawbone. We will place a crown over the implant using a connector called an abutment, which will act as the entire visible part of the tooth.
We will use crowns as anchors on surrounding teeth when placing a dental bridge.
It’s time to restore your smile. If you think it’s time for a dental crown, contact us today to schedule an appointment.